Limerick City Becomes Fashion Hub for LIMERICKTAGGED #LSAD360

LIMERICKTAGGED

Limerick City Becomes Fashion Hub for LIMERICKTAGGED #LSAD360

Over 20 leading Irish and international fashion media and influencers will converge on Limerick for 24 hours on, Thursday, May 11 for a showcase of Limerick’s fashion industry, highlighting independent boutiques, designers and young fashion design talent at LIMERICKTAGGED. Limerick City is collaborating with LSAD to plan the day, the first time an Irish city has hosted such a happening.

 Style maven Celia Holman-Lee has coordinated an A-list guest list, including designers Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, former Xposé presenter Aisling O’Loughlin and Sybil Mulcahy, and Gemma Williams from Vogue Italia. Starting with a morning fashion show at House Limerick, they will be treated to a showcase of unique and quirky Limerick boutiques. This will be followed by a High Fashion Afternoon Tea at the Savoy Hotel, which will focus on world famous Munster based fashion designers and include the history of the textile industry in the city.

Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing/Communications, Limerick City and County Council spoke about LIMERICKTAGGED. She said, “Limerick’s love affair with fashion is internationally recognised….we’re delighted to feature the work of locally based designers,  independent retailers based in the city and the young designers emerging from LSAD many of whom go on to work in fashion houses around the world.It’s a unique collaboration between a local authority and LSAD to market Limerick as a fashion destination and we’re delighted to have so much interest already in the day. We’re blessed to have such a fantastic Ambassador like Celia Holman Lee and her agency coordinating the day’s activities for us and we’re sure that our visitors will have a fantastic experience of what promises to be a really fun and entertaining visit to Limerick.”

 The LIMERICKTAGGED event will culminate with Limerick School of Art & Design, LIT, presenting the LSAD 360° Fashion Show, sponsored by AIB, at 6 pm at The LSAD Gallery. A limited number of tickets are still available

Recently named in the top 100 fashion schools in the world, the LSAD fashion department, and the graduate degree is the largest fashion degree programme in Ireland and has launched the careers of some of Ireland’s top designers like Joanne Hynes. Twenty of this year’s talented graduates will showcase their unique creations at the 360° Fashion Show, which will have an international twist, as a number of the graduates have returned from exciting intercontinental work placements with Marc Jacobs, New York, Manish Arora, India and Lever Couture, Berlin.

 Mike Fitzpatrick, Head of Faculty at Limerick School of Art and Design also commented on LIMERICKTAGGED saying, “The LSAD Graduate Fashion Show 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to witness the outstanding talent that is synonymous with Limerick School of Art and Design. The award winning designs showcased in our wonderful church gallery will offer a unique insight into the high standards of their work over the past four years as they embark on their exciting careers on the International Fashion stage.”

2016 was another hugely successful year for LSAD students who won; The Student Designer of the Year Award at The Fashion Innovation Awards, The Future Makers Student of the Year Award, IDI Graduate Designer Award (fashion category), People To Watch, Irish Times, (Michael Stewart) and the AIB/IFIL Work Bursary Award, (three month full time work placement with London-based Irish designer Richard Malone.)

The Limerick School of Art & Design LIT Fashion Show will take place in The LSAD Gallery, Clare Street, Limerick, on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 6 pm. Tickets are available now and priced 30 each or family rate of four tickets for 100.

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